boston bombing manhunt TV ratings: NBC's coverage of manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev leads the way FridayFast National ratings for Friday, April 19, 2013

Due to live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect standoff and subsequent arrest during Eastern and Central primetime hours, there are no numbers for individual timeslots or programs on Friday evening.

Via TV Media Insights there are numbers for each individual network. NBC led the way in news coverage, averaging nearly 9 million viewers. ABC was second at 7.2 million, followed by CBS at 6.7 million, FOX at 3 million and the CW at 1.06 million.

In adults 18-49, NBC again led the way with a 2.4 rating/8 share in households, followed by ABC at 1.8/6, CBS at 1.4/5, FOX at 1.1/3 and the CW at 0.3/1.

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All
numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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